drug addiction

FILE -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Announces $12M For Addiction Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction.

10/15/2014

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21 Bills Introduced To Fight New Jersey Heroin Use, Addiction

New Jersey lawmakers are stepping up to try and fight the heroin epidemic.

09/17/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, hug their daughter, Chiara de Blasio, before she received a special recognition award from the National Council for Behavioral Health on May 6, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Chiara De Blasio Honored For Opening Up About Depression, Addiction

In an article she wrote that was published on XOJane.com on Tuesday, Chiara de Blasio, the college-aged daughter of Mayor Bill de Blasio, didn’t blame her family for her depression and drug addiction.

05/06/2014

Cocaine (Photo: Clipart)

Dr. Max Gomez: Vaccine Designed To Kick Cocaine Addiction Near Human Trials

Cocaine is one of the most addictive of all drugs. And an estimated 1.5 million Americans are hooked on it. But what if there were a vaccine that could help people kick their drug habit?

09/19/2013

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‘Mean And Irritable’ Mike Tyson: ‘I Won’t Survive Unless I Get Help’

“When I start drinking and I relapse, I think of dying,” Tyson said. “When I’m in a real dark mood, I think of dying. And I don’t want to be around no more. I won’t survive unless I get help.”

08/29/2013

Doc Gooden (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images), Lindsay Lohan (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Doc Gooden: Michael Lohan Was ‘A Head Case,’ Can See Why Lindsay Has Problems

“Biggest issues? I would say Michael Lohan,” Gooden told Rome. “Michael Lohan, I mean, he was definitely a head case. I hope he’s doing well now, but now I can kind of understand why Lindsay has the problems she has.”

06/12/2013

Chris Herren (file / credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Chris Herren Heads Back To Staten Island To Tell Story Of Drug Addiction

About 1,000 high school students from 13 schools filled the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Tuesday to hear from Chris Herren talk about drugs.

10/16/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls On FDA To Change Prescription Drug Labels In Effort To Warn Pregnant Women

Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.

07/01/2012

Ex-Jets QB Ray Lucas (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Former Jets Quarterback Ray Lucas Reflects On Drug Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts

“I live day by day and one day at a time,” Ray Lucas said. “I still have a lot of pain that I deal with, but I relish in the fact that sometimes you’ve got to walk through hell to get to heaven.”

05/03/2012

Study: Drug Addiction Among Teens On The Rise

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.

06/29/2011

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Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers

As they age, Baby Boomers are using drugs in record numbers. Some five percent of the 78 million Boomers admit to abusing drugs – and experts are calling it a booming addiction.

05/20/2011